Song Lyric Sunday: “Surfin’ Bird”

I wasn’t the one who picked today’s prompt, “Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing,” but when I saw it, there’s only one song I could think of: from 1963, The Trashmen, “Surfin’ Bird.” It was written by Alfred Frazier, Carl L. White, Turner Wilson Jr, John Earl Harris, and Brian Steven Harris, who were members of a singing group called The Rivingtons. The Trashmen combined two of The Rivingtons’ hits, “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird Is The Word,” and came up with this. It reached #4 on the Hot 100 in 1963

The lyrics, per MetroLyrics:

A-well-a everybody’s heard about the bird!
Bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, bird is the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, well-a bird is the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word

A-well-a bird bird bird, well-a bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, well-a bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word

A-well-a don’t you know, about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the bird

A-well-a

A-well-a everybody’s heard, about the bird!
Bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word

A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word

A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a don’t you know, about the bird?
Well! Everybody’s talking about the bird!

A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the bird
A-well-a bird!

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Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa
Oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Pa pa pa oom m-mow mow

Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Oom m-mow mow

Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow

Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Oom m-oom m-oom m-oom
M-oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow

Pa pa oom m-oom m-oom m-oom
M-oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow

Oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow
Oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow
Oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-oom m-oom m-oom
M-oom m-mow mow
Oom m-oom m-oom m-oom
M-oom m-mow mow
Oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow
Oom mow m-mow
Well-a don’t you know, about the bird?
Well! Everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the bird
A-well-a oom m-mow mow
Pa pa oom mow m-mow
Ba pa oom m-mow mow
Oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow
Oom mow m-mow
Pa pa oom m-mow mow

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for September 8, 2019.

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